Glenlochy Distillery - Crew last updated January 1st 2014

Many factors are important for the whisky: barley, yiest, water, peat, still shape, cask etc. However the most important factor is the crew. The list below shows some of the Glenlochy crew.
Thanks to many person I have found that  following people have worked for Glenlochy. If you know of any others or have photos or details - please send an email.  When the distilliery was closed in 1983 the crew was 12 people at distillery plus some at the Lochaber warehouse. The names of these persons have an asterisk in the list.

Manager 1900- ? (was previously at Balblair)
John Stuart
Manager 1922 - (was previously at Clydesdale, Cragganmore and Ballechin)
J.A Grant Manager around 1933 (1945 he worked at Balblair distillery)
David Gardner Manager during first part of second world war? Provost in Fort William 1943-1944.

wintonPeter Logie Brewer and Assistant Manager 1949 - 1954
(1954-1956 Ardmore, 1956-1960 Royal Brackla,
1960 - 1972 Bruichladdich, 1972-1973 Tullabardine &
Deanston, 1973 Auchroisk)

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wintonJohn Davidson Knight Manager 1954 - 1968
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Eddie Edmean
Manager 1968 - 1974 (he went to Clynelish, Brora)
wintonGeoge Winton Manager 1974 - 1979
(he went to Caol Ila)
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gunn Mike Gunn * Manager 20/8/1979 -- 20/7/1983
(from 1983 he was manager at Cragganmore
and worked before at Port Ellen and Linkwood)
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Iain Hay
Customs & Excise Officer
Tony Kell Customs & Excise Officer
John Cormack Customs & Excise Officer
Campbell Brown Customs & Excise Officer 1970s
Ian Ewans Customs & Excise Officer
Mark Payne Customs & Excise Officer
? Rankine Secretary -196x (see photo below)
Ann Brown * Secretary -1983
Donald "Curly"Cameron Office clerk
Bill Davey Customs Revenue Assistant
Jimmie Urie Revenue Assistant
Duncan Cameron Revenue Assistant
Janet Gunn Office Cleaner
Jimmy Morrison * Mashman/Cooper -1983
Charlie Taylor * Mashman -1983
Freddie Groundwater * Mashman -1983
John MacKay Headmaltman (Lochaber Maltings)
Sandy MacMaster Headmaltman (Glenlochy)
Jack Cole Brewer
Hugh Delaney * Brewer -1983
Willie Russell Stillman
Willie Porter Stillman
Benny Delaney Stillman -1983
Dochie Macintyre * Stillman -1983
Roddy Welsh * Stillman -1983
Bob Ludgate * Stillman -1983
Charlie MacDonald Stillman
"Stornaway Jock" (Donald MacDonald) Warehouseman
George MacMillan * Warehouse Foreman -1983
Willie Stott* Warehousman -1983
Charlie Duncan * Warehousman -1983
"Pop" Cameron * Warehousman -1983
Angus Campbell Warehousman
Iain McColl Warehousman
Billy Hamilton Gardner/Warehousman
Hughie Cameron * Joiner / Building Maintenance 1971 - 1983
Arthur Welsh * Miller -1983
Donald McIntosh Joiner

This photo is from 1956 and shows distillery manager John Davidson Knight and Jack Cole, Brewer

This photo is from the same time and shows distillery manager John Davidson Knight and
Mrs Rankine - Secretary

This photo shows the crew 1979.



Kate Brown (her mother Ann Brown worked as secretary for Glenlochy)
David Knight (his father John Davidson Knight was manager at Glenlochy)
Colin Ross - Ben Nevis
Hughie Cameron
Mike Gunn
Graham Logie


Thanks to all people who have helped with information. if you have more information -
please send an email to me.